SSOE Group

Electrical Engineer (Tool Install) – Portland, OR

Job Title: Electrical Engineer (Tool Install)
Job Location: Hillsboro, OR
Department: HIL3440 - AT Tool Install Design Electrical - Hillsboro

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Applies standard design techniques and procedures exercising judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications to design concepts.
  • Will work with designers and engineer teams on primary and secondary (low voltage) normal power distribution systems, emergency power distribution systems, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and associated power distribution systems with emphasis on facility redundancy and reliability.
  • Receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and assistance in deriving possible solutions to unusual problems.
  • Prepares addendums and bulletins.
  • Initiates project change orders for submittal to the project manager.
  • Adapt designs to current conditions in field, coordinate designs with current infrastructure.
  • Attends construction meetings and produces site observation. May troubleshoot design problems in the field during construction.
  • Coordinates needs and develops an understanding with other disciplines, relating information to own discipline and the total project scope.
  • Researches design options and documents findings for project engineer / architect.
  • Checks design calculations and drawings verifying all applicable codes have been incorporated.
  • Processes shop drawings, checks to ensure quality accuracy and completeness.
  • Has frequent communication with external clients in the field and in formal meetings.
  • May serve as lead on single discipline projects.
  • Travel potential but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license required. May be waived for international assignments.

Position Type: Contract / Regular Full-Time
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree / DIRECT / 0-2
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of 1 - 2 years experience preferred. Recent college graduates will be considered.
  • Perform cable tray fill requirements (nodes).
  • Experience using Easy Power software.
  • Understands and is able to perform short circuit calculations.
  • Understands panel loading and voltage drop requirements.
  • General knowledge of different types of electrical breakers, transformers, and panels.
  • Knowledge of NEC.
  • Has understanding of general telecom and life safety system requirements.
  • Familiar with AutoCAD software—capable of drawing wireways, cabletrays, storage boxes, and conduit runs for routing plans.
  • Able to conduct field verification for routing plans including climbing ladders, suiting up in a cleanroom suit, and some verification under 2ft raised floor while wearing a cleanroom suit
  • Able to understand the need for and develop installation details.

Position Summary
SSOE is seeking an electrical engineer for our tool install program. The electrical engineer will perform a variety of routine engineering tasks requiring basic application of engineering fundamentals with increasing responsibility based on performance.

About SSOE Group

As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 3 years and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (Building Design + Construction), SSOE Group focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of EPCM services.

With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 65-plus year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to chemical, semiconductor, aerospace and defense, solar / photovoltaic, power, automotive, glass, healthcare, food and consumer products, and science and technology industries.

  • SSOE was founded in 1948 and currently has more than 20 locations worldwide.
  • We are a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm with projects in 40 countries.
  • SSOE offers program management services from design through construction, to commissioning and start-up, for seamless project delivery.
  • SSOE's focus is using the appropriate project delivery method for your goals, included Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), which brings our clients better and faster results through more integrated teams and advanced technologies. Even when a more traditional delivery model is used, you'll see significant benefits from the collaboration strategies and technological capabilities our leadership in VDC necessitates.
  • 93% of clients surveyed would recommend us to a colleague
  • 111% of our fee has been returned to our clients in project savings over the last 3 years
  • 150 of our clients have been with us for over 20 years

SSOE is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified individuals in its employment practices. SSOE strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination against employees and applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, qualified veterans, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants with a disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to for assistance. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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